100 Questions About Sleep and Sleep Disorders

100 Questions About Sleep and Sleep Disorders

by Sudhansu Chokroverty
     
 

Like an extended consultation with your own physician, 100 Questions and Answers about Sleep and Sleep Disorders answers—in clear, easy to read language—your questions about sleep problems. Written by a world-renowned expert on sleep disorders, this book is the most reliable, authoritative, and up-to-date book on sleep problems available. Dr.

…  See more details below

Overview

Like an extended consultation with your own physician, 100 Questions and Answers about Sleep and Sleep Disorders answers—in clear, easy to read language—your questions about sleep problems. Written by a world-renowned expert on sleep disorders, this book is the most reliable, authoritative, and up-to-date book on sleep problems available. Dr. Chokroverty calls on his long career of treating patients with sleep disorders to offer answers to questions like:
*What is snoring and what can I do about it?
*What causes insomnia and what is the best way to treat it?
*How is sleep affected by health problems like heart disease and depression?
*What is sleep apnea and could I have it?
*Which medications cause excessive sleepiness or sleeplessness?
*What are the best treatments for restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy?

If you or someone you care for suffers from unhealthy sleep patterns, this indispensable book helps you understand normal and abnormal sleep routines and offers practical advice about changing habits. You will be well informed and more comfortable discussing sleeping problems with your doctor.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Howard M. Kravitz, DO, MPH (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This question and answer book covers various aspects of normal and abnormal sleep that are of practical relevance.
Purpose: According to the introduction, it is "imperative for both the public and members of the health care profession to be aware of the importance of a good night's sleep and sleep problems." This statement is supported by facts and figures about the magnitude of sleep problems and of potentially serious consequences related to their underdiagnosis and undertreatment, as revealed in a 1993 report by the National Commission for Sleep Disorders.
Audience: Using a question and answer format, the author seeks to increase the awareness of the public, both lay and professional, about the importance of sleep and sleep problems. The author calls upon his expertise as a sleep medicine clinician and researcher in serving as the reader's consultant, carefully and clearly responding to questions covering the breadth of issues and problems dealt with by sleep specialists. He does an admirable job addressing his wide-ranging audience — patients, would-be patients, and healthcare professionals.
Features: Questions range from normal sleep and sleep experiences through potentially medically serious disorders. Answers are concise, mostly a page or less, with annotated "sound bites" of 1-2 sentences in the margins to summarize and highlight the essence of the response. The response to the 100th item directs readers to resources for more information including organizations (lay and professional), books (written and edited by the author), and a Web site. There are no tables or figures, but a few strategically placed figures and/or tables may have been more useful than the marginal "sound bites". The few peccadillos I detected detract little from the overall quality, such as estrogen vs. progesterone in sleep apnea (Q.20, Q.90), ginkoba instead of ginkgo biloba (Q.95), and limitations of the index.
Assessment: This small, serious book on sleep can be read by patients as well as their doctors and other healthcare professionals. It is chock-full of important information written in well-defined terms to get points across in a user-friendly way. Using 100 questions, the author teaches readers that sleep/sleep behavior interacts with waking activity to influence how we feel and function; thus, sleep is an integral component of our 24-hour daily sleep-wake cycle. Hopefully, better informed patients will be directed to healthcare professionals who will better understand and manage their patients' sleep concerns.
From the Publisher
"I highly recommend this welcome addition to the sleep literature amed at the general consumer. It is compact, thorough, fact-filled, and very easy to read. It will be enjoyed by those who are interested in sleep in general, and will be a particularly valuable resource to those who are affected by sleep disorders, either personally or indirectly through friends, family memmbers, or co-workers."
—Mark W. Mahowald, MD,
Director, Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Hennepin County Medical Center; Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School
4 Stars! from Doody

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865425835
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/2001
Series:
One Hundred Questions to Ask Your Doctor Series
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.28(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >